Museum Musings - A Building Worth Saving?

A structure listing on the National Registry...should be a fairly simple "Yes! Save the building!" In reality, it's really not easy to make it happen. Washington never slept here...and no one famous, or notorious, stopped by either. Affectionately known as "Hilltop" because of it's last use as Hilltop Restaurant, the building has been vacant since 1984. Here is the verbiage on the National Registry file of the Department of the Interior, National Register of Historic Places; VDHR File # 275-5001 (1998/1999), Orange Commercial Historic District; Section 7, Page 10: Hilltop Restaurant building: “137 Caroline Street, Halley Service Station & Restaurant, ca.1930, one-story, gable-roofed conc

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